A series of disturbing videos of some teenagers engaged in violent activities in the night has emerged a major cause of concern for residents in the Capital city of Odisha.
In the videos that surfaced in the last two days, a gang of youngsters were seen copying the styles of antagonists of south Indian movies and unleashing terror on the streets of Bhubaneswar, throwing a challenge to the police administration.
According to sources, the teenage criminals belong to a gang named 'KBN' an abbreviation for ‘Koi Bhai Nahi’. The gang came to the notice after it attacked a youth at CRP Square on October 21.
Sources said Bubu Jena alias Papuni, who is said to be the leader of the gang, is the son of a police officer. Another youth who was seen wielding a sword by his mouth in the viral video is Rahul.
After the viral video surfaced, the Commissionerate police has arrested four persons including Rahul and seized many weapons.
“They were creating nuisance on the road in inebriated state. They abused me with filthiest language and thrashed my fiancé,” said Lijali Mohanty, one of the victims who was at the receiving end of the gang’s tyranny.
Speaking on the issue, Bhubaneswar deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Umashankar Dash said, “They were seen wielding weapons and making different gestures to trigger fear. We have taken cognizance and during investigation we learnt that four among them have already been arrested.”
“Other accused have also been identified and action will be taken against them soon,” he added.
Though such a gang of teenagers have come to light now, many such criminals continue to commit heinous crimes without coming under the police glare.
Today, a youth allegedly attacked a woman and her daughter with a knife at Shailashree Vihar area under Chandrasekharpur police limits in Bhubaneswar.
“Our senior officials are on the spot. Prima facie it appears that there was some brawl between the two families and two persons have been injured. Our investigation is on to ascertain the exact reason behind the incident,” said Bhubaneswar DCP.